Items Tagged with "report"
December 07, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Sophos was one of the first security firms that has published a report on the security landscape the upcoming year. The document provides an interesting overview on most common and dangerous cyber threats to determine the level of penetration in different countries...
November 17, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Government surveillance is one of the most interesting security topics. In many cases governments for various reasons, such as Homeland Security, spy on users tracking their activities on the Internet, intercept their communications, and gain access to email accounts...
November 06, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
The rapid diffusion of Android devices has had the effect of increasing the number of malware developed for the OS. During the third quarter 51,447 unique samples were detected. Google has tried to secure it’s OS with the introduction of an additional security layer named Bouncer...
September 25, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano
McAfee’s latest Threats Report shows a growth in malicious websites replacing botnets as the primary infection mechanism. This means that by just simply visiting a website you could be exposed to malicious things that can do harm to your computer, mobile device, finances or identity...
September 12, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
The security firm FireEye has released an interesting report that provides an overview of the current threat landscape, evolving malware, advanced persistent threat (APT) tactics, and the level of infiltration seen in organizations’ networks today. The report presents an alarming scenario ...
September 11, 2012 Added by:Stefano Mele
According to a new report from the DoD Inspector General, security policies "often overlap, are fragmentary, or inconsistent". The sheer volume of policies that are not integrated makes it difficult for those in the field to ensure consistent and comprehensive policy implementation...
September 11, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
Excluding attacks by foreign governments and cyber criminals that exploit 0-days, with best practices and the adoption of compliance at the current standard, in matters of security it is possible to avoid data breach incidents, or at least reduce the amount of exposed information...
September 06, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini
With 556 million of victims per year, 2 of 3 adults have been victims of online crime in their lifetime, with a total economic loss of 110 Billion and an average cost per victim of $197. The trend demonstrates the need to put in place a massive awareness campaign...
August 08, 2012
The federal government collects and uses personal information on individuals in increasingly sophisticated ways. While this enables federal agencies to carry out critical functions, the existing laws for protecting individuals’ personal information may no longer be sufficient given current practices...
July 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines
“The concern with ZeroAccess is that it is using the subscriber’s bandwidth maliciously which will cost them money as they exceed bandwidth caps. And, once the computer is compromised, it can also spread additional malware or launch new attacks... while connecting to over one million computers globally..."
July 18, 2012 Added by:Headlines
“Q2 data showed a return to traditional infrastructure attacks and is likely a reflection of changing tools for launching DDoS attacks. With Layer 7 attacks, the risk of detection and eventual take down by law enforcement increases because these attacks disclose the IP address of the attacking botnet..."
July 17, 2012 Added by:Headlines
"Other than breaches reported by the media and a few progressive state websites, there continues to be little or no information available on many data breach events. The public has no way of knowing just how minor or serious the data exposure was for any given incident," ITRC states...
July 16, 2012
DOD has taken steps to address a critical electronic warfare management gap, but it has not established a departmentwide governance framework for electronic warfare. DOD’s oversight of electronic warfare capabilities may be further complicated by its evolving relationship with computer network operations...
July 02, 2012 Added by:Headlines
"Despite the plethora of recent breach headlines, websites could in fact be getting... less vulnerable... The time for using 'No one would want to attack us' as a security strategy is clearly over, if it was ever true to begin with. Any company doing business online has something worth hacking into..."
June 24, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes
I was interested to read recently a survey that was commissioned by the Cloud Alliance. What was key for the respondents? Data security and end-user privacy were paramount. One-quarter of survey respondents in organizations with more than 200 workers listed security and privacy as their primary concerns...
June 21, 2012 Added by:Headlines
“Outdated security methods that use a maze of disparate, multi-vendor, and stacked security tools will only delay a cyber attack, providing numerous opportunities for a more advanced and modern cyber adversary to attack cyber security postures throughout critical infrastructure...”